SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Sunday slammed the state administration for placing Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, Ayaz Akbar, and scores of other resistance leaders and activists under house arrest.
Terming the “arbitrary” arrests and curbs as “unjustified” and “state sponsored terrorism”, Geelani in a statement said Muslims of the state are celebrating Eid in a gloomy atmosphere.
He said restrictions and barring the leadership from offering religious obligations on the auspicious eve of Eid is a “blatant interference” in religious matters.
The Hurriyat (G) chairman said on this day, Muslim Ummah from all over the world are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervor, however the people in Kashmir are reeling under “continuous life threats and are subjected to extreme brutalities”.
Geelani said the “unjustifiable restrictions” in the holy month of Ramadhan speaks volumes about “how callous and heartless” the state rulers are.
Referring to Tehreek-e-Hurriyat cadre, Geelani said its leaders are subjected to vengeance and were not allowed to offer even Friday prayers in the holy month. “This is sheer frustration of authorities and illustrates their sick mindedness and madness,” he said.
“All these restrictions and the haughty approach of administration is giving rise to uncertainty and situation is turning from bad to worse.”